Incident Summary:

08/22/2017: An explosive device detonated while military personnel were attempting to defuse the device in Wadi al-Khishen, Baalbek, Beqaa, Lebanon. One soldier was killed and four others were wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Wadi al-Khishen

Location Details:
The incident occurred outside of Arsal in the Baalbek district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Lebanese army launches next phase of anti-Islamic State offensive," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, August 22, 2017.
"Lebanon launches third phase of offensive to seize IS-held areas," Xinhua General News Service, August 22, 2017.
"Landmine blast kills Lebanese soldier near Syria border," Anadolu Ajansi, August 22, 2017.